Category: Education and Youth

On MLK Day, Mayor Participates with Pittsburgh Children to Promote Peace and Understanding Through the Arts

On MLK Day, Mayor Participates with Pittsburgh Children to Promote Peace and Understanding Through the Arts

PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 19, 2015) Mayor William Peduto’s schedule today focuses on honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, along with Pittsburgh children citywide.

University of Pittsburgh Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

University of Pittsburgh Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed this year on Monday, January 19. The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development within the University’s Office of Student Affairs is holding a series of events from Friday, January 16 to Friday, January 23 to mark the occasion and the legacy of this remarkable man who had a vision of a “Beloved Community.”

Free U.Lab Course: Transforming Business, Society, and Self

Free U.Lab Course: Transforming Business, Society, and Self

U.Lab and the Presencing Institute is offering a free experiential six-week course on Transforming Business, Society, and Self. It’s being conducted worldwide through ed.X which provides interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Locally, AE Works and The Beauty Shoppe are hosting a hub for this course where you can experience in-person interaction, learning, and coaching.

Believe in #Pittsburgh!  Give Now to the Emergency Toy Drive!

Believe in #Pittsburgh! Give Now to the Emergency Toy Drive!

As you may have heard, there was an unexpected mix-up involving Toys for Tots this year because as the holidays got closer, several organizations received no toys to pass out to local children. But, this is Pittsburgh—we don’t let things like this happen; we come together as a community, and we give whenever and however we can. We talk to our friends, our neighbors, and our family members, and we solve problems.

Mayor William Peduto Addressing White House Summit on Early Education

Mayor William Peduto Addressing White House Summit on Early Education

PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 10, 2014) Mayor William Peduto will be a featured speaker this morning at President Barack Obama’s White House Summit on Early Education.

“I am honored to be the only Mayor in the country invited to speak about the ongoing work we are doing on Pre-K education in Pittsburgh, and I firmly committed to supporting the President’s agenda,” Mayor Peduto said.

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Yoga provides a myriad of benefits both physical and mental to its practitioners. The Pittsburgh Yoga Collective (PYC) is a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh whose mission is to bring the practice of yoga and mindfulness to the many diverse populations and groups in the Pittsburgh region, including underserved and at-risk populations. The collective was created by Caitlin Lasky who brings her passion for helping others and her love of yoga combined with her work in local non-profits and her yoga training here, in Philadelphia, D.C. and New York City to create this brand new initiative.

Mayor William Peduto Delivers State of the City Address

Mayor William Peduto Delivers State of the City Address

It has been a momentous year fighting for the city we love. With your help we approved an Act 47 plan that will finally lead us out of a decades of fiscal distress, and we earned a credit rating upgrade as a result. We hired a visionary police chief who will restore morale among the ranks and trust in the community. This year alone there has been over a quarter-billion-dollars worth of economic investment in Pittsburgh, and we’ve come to expect national and international accolades for our city’s remarkable transformation.

Mayor’s Education Task Force to Hold Fourth Meeting Tuesday Evening

Mayor’s Education Task Force to Hold Fourth Meeting Tuesday Evening

Pittsburgh Public Schools parents and other members of the community are welcome to attend the fourth meeting of Mayor William Peduto’s Education Task Force tomorrow evening, and share their thoughts about public education in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Receives Grant from National League of Cities for Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs

Pittsburgh Receives Grant from National League of Cities for Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 1, 2014) – The National League of Cities is awarding Pittsburgh a $50,000 grant to create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals.

Celebrate Reading at Pittsburgh’s 15th Annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” This Saturday

Celebrate Reading at Pittsburgh’s 15th Annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” This Saturday

Each year Citiparks celebrates the joy of reading with “Alphabet Trail and Tales.” This annual event is free for the whole family and focuses on early and elementary literacy. Children follow the Alphabet Trail from A to Z where the best in children’s books is presented.